Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Detroit Lions claim QB Brad Kaaya, Sign DE Jaquies Smith and OT Bryce Harris




Detroit Lions re- claim QB Brad Kaaya from the Carolina Panthers. Kaaya was a tough cut after the preseason and spent the first part of the season on the Panthers 53 man roster. Brad did not appear in a game.



Lions sign DE Jacquies Smith from the Bucs. He had 13.5 sack in 2014-15 for the Bucs. He torn his ACL in game 1 in 2016 and has only played in one game since.



Looking for help at OT the Lions sign veteran Bryce Harris from the Saints. Lions have not activated Taylor Decker from the PUP so they left with an injured Greg Robinson and an ineffective Brian Mahlik.

Lions waive DT Caraun Reid, Datone Jones and DE George Johnson. Jones did not playt. Reid lasted one game, Johnson was ineffective in his second stint


Thursday, October 12, 2017

2017 Detroit Lions Injured Reserve 10/12




Haloti Ngata 11th year in the NFL 3rd in Detroit
Trade 2015 Ravens
Regular Season: 32 starts  54 tackles 5 sacks
Post Season 1 start 3 tackles 1 sack
preseason 3 tackles 1 sack
College: Utah 151 tackles 10 sacks
Combine: 6041 333 5.13 37 31.5 902 7.95 4.65
Contract: 1 year $7.7 Mil
PFF Rank: #69
SI.com Rank: #294
Snaps: 576 D 55 ST



Corey Robinson 3rd year in Detroit
7th round pick 2015
Regular Season: 15 games 3 starts
College: 38 games 35 starts
Pro Day: 6065 324 5.34 28 31 900 8.4 4.81 arms 35 5/8
Contract: 2 years $629,477
Snaps: 164 O 57 ST



Kasey Redfern 4th year in the NFL 1st in Detroit
FA 2017 4 teams
Lions stats: 1 game 1 punts 50 yards 1 rush 10 yards
Pre season Stats: 23 punts 986 yards 44 ave
College: Wofford 146/39.6 ave punts 11/19 FG 52/56 PAT
Contract: 1 year $495,000



Kerry Hyder 4th year in the NFL 3rd in Detroit
FA 2015 Jets
Regular Season 17 games 2 starts 8 sacks 36 tackles
Playoffs 2 tackles
Pre season 8 tackles 3 sacks 3 FR 9 yards
College: Texas Tech 49 games 41 starts 176 tackles 11 sacks 6 FF
Combine: 6024 290 5.1 20 30 7.23 4.33
Contract: 1 year $540,000
Pro Football Focus: #42
Si.com rank: #351
Snaps: 705 D 49 ST



Brandon Copeland 4th year in the NFL 3rd in Detroit
FA 2105 Ravens
Regular Season: 32 games 1 start 30 tackles 0.5 sacks
Playoffs 1 game
Preseason: 7 tackles 1 int 1 FR 1 PBU
College: Penn 39 games 160 tackles 11 sacks
Super Regional Combine: 6021 265 4.72 30 32.5 1002 7.29 4.49
Contract: 1 year $615,000
Snaps: 142 D 324 ST



Joe Dahl 2nd year in Detroit
5th round pick 2016
Regular Season: 8 games
Post season: 1 game
College: WSU 34 starts
Combine: 6041 304 5.18 28 31 901 7.64 4.77
contract: 3 years $600,000



Zac Kerin 3rd in the NFL 1st in Detroit
Waivers 2017 Vikings
Lions stats: 1 start
NFL Stats: 14 games 1 start
College: Toledo 50 games 38 starts
Pro day: 6044 310 5.3 30 25.5 807 4.82 7.55



Jordan Hill 5th year in the NFL 1st in Detroit
FA 2017 Jags, Seahawks
NFL Career 31 games 1 start 50 tackles 7 sacks 1 int 4 FR
Preseason 1 tackle
College: Penn State 45 games 27 starts 171 tackles 9.5 sacks 4 FR 1 int
Combine: 6012 303 5.23 5.02 28 30 903 7.49 4.51
Contract: 1 year $695,000



Des Lawrence UDFA Rookie
College: UNC 42 games 175 tackles 2 3 int 25 PBU 1 FF
Pro Day: 5116 188 4.55 20 32 906 6.88 4.23
Contract: 3 years $465,000




Mike James 2nd year in Detroit 4th in the NFL 23 games 3 starts
FA 2016
Regular Season: 83/351/0 15/60 rec
College: Miami 50 games 304/1340/17 67/585/5 rec
Combine: 5104 223 4.53 28 35 907 6.93 4.34
Contract: 1 year $615,000


Brandon Chubb 2nd year in Detroit
Practice Squad 2016 Rams
College Wake Forest 313 tackles 3.5 sacks 1 int
Contract: 2 years
Pro Day: 6001 235 4.68 23 34 1001 6.85 4.22

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Detroit Lions sign and waive DT Datone Jones and DT Caraun Reid


Detroit Lions sign DT Datone Jones. A first round pick out of UCLA for the Packers 5 years ago. He will help with the injury to Haloti Ngata at tackle. The disappointing play by A'Shawn Robinson and the suspension to Khyri Thornton has the Lions scrambling for depth. Lions have been fortunate that Rookie Jeremiah Ledbetter has been been solid. Caraun Reid was re-signed after being let go in 2016. He was solid in 2015 and played for the Chargers in 2016.

Here is a tribute:

Jones did not play for the Lions


Datone Jones 5th year in the NFL 1st in Detroit
Fa 2107 Vikings
NFL Stats 59 games 7 starts 73 tackles 9 sacks 7 PBU 1 int
College: UCLA 51 games 148 tackles 36.5 TFL 2 ff 5 PBU
Combine: 6037 283 4.8 29 31.5 904 7.32 4.32

Welcome to Detroit

Reid played in one game in his return


Caraun Reid 5th year in the NFL 4th in Detroit
5th round in 2014
NFL Stats: 33 games 12 starts 36 tackles 2 sacks
Lions stats: 26 games 12 starts 31 tackles 2 sacks
Pre season Stats: 16 tackles 1 sack
College: Princeton 168 tackles 20.5 sacks 1ff 1int 10PBU 7 BLK
Combine: 6021 302 4.91 20 27.5 810 4.58 7.59



Monday, October 2, 2017

Detroit Lions 1st quarter report


Lions 3-1 tied for 1st place


NFL Ranks

Offense: #24
Run #19
Pass #19

Defense: #15
Run #8
Pass #21

QB
Matthew Stafford 88/138/1 887 yards 7 td  10/53 rush
PFF rank 14 NFL Rate # 14

RB
Abdullah 66/257/1 3.9 ave 9/65 rec PFF 24
Riddick 14/23 14/90/1 rec PFF 43
Washington 9/31
Zenner 6/5

WR
Tate 24/219 PFF 7
TJ Jones 8/128 PFF 19
Golladay 7/102/2 PFF 78
Jones Jr. 8/130/2 PFF 82

TE
Ebron 11/87/1 PFF 21
Fells 6/51 PFF 17
Roberts 1/15 (56 snaps)

OT
Wagner PFF 15
Robinson PFF 67/68

OG
Lang PFF 4
Glasgow PFF 33
Kerin (70 Snaps)
Cleary (1 Snap)

OC
Swanson PFF 25

DT
Ngata 5 t 1 sack PFF 32
Ledbetter 5t PFF #70
Spence 3t PFF #88
Robinson 10t 1 ff PFF #102

DE
Zettel 11t 4 sacks PFF #9
Ansah 10t 3 sacks 1 Ff PFF #38
Corn Washington 3t PFF #46
Valoaga 2 t 1 sack (50 Snaps)

LB
Whitehead 25 t 2 FR 1 Int PFF #5
Davis 15t 1 sack PFF #43
Bellore 6t PFF # 25
Worrilow 6t (67 snaps)
Reeves-Maybin 3t (45 snaps)
Longa 5t (14 snaps)

CB
Slay 15 t 2 int PFF #28
Diggs 9t PFF #13
Lawson 11t PFF #94
Hayden 12t PFF #106

S
Quin 23 t 2 int 2 FF PFF # 2
Killebrew 19t 1 int PFF # 11
Wilson 10t 1 FF 1 int PFF #69
CH. Washington 6t (34 snaps)

P
Redfern 1/50
Locke 17/45.5
Prater 4/38/5

K
Prater 8/9 FG



Saturday, September 30, 2017

Detroit Lions Promote LB Thurston Armbrister and place OG Zac Kerin on IR


Lions promote Thurston Armbrister to the 53 man roster. Armbrister played in 14 games starting 2 last year. He is known as a strong special teams player. Steve Longa may not re-join the team for the Vikings game.

Here is a tribute:

14 games 2 starts
15 tackles for Armbrister

Lions place Zac Kerin on Injured Reserve. He hurt his knee during practice. He was claimed of waivers and started against the Falcons. Pro Football Focus graded him as poor during the game.

Kerin at his last practice



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Detroit Lions sign OG Tim Lelito and place Joe Dahl on IR


Detroit Lions sign Veteran OG Tim Lelito to replace injured Joe Dahl. Dahl was groomed to be a guard but a lower leg injury put him out. Lions now have three players on the O-line acquired since final cut.

Here is a tribute:


Tim Lelito 5th year in NFL 1st in Detroit
FA 2017 Titans
NFL Stats: 63 games 24 starts for the Saints
College: Grand Valley State 45 starts
Pro Day: 6036 308 5.27 29 33 811 4.81

Joe Dahl

Dahl has played 8 games in Detroit

Good luck Joe

Monday, September 25, 2017

Scenes from the Roar Zone vs Falcons 9/24/17


Tough one for the Lions. Falcons are great on offense. Lots of weapons. Lions forced 3 interceptions.

Here are the scenes:

Mr. C represents

MSW

Robert Porcher with the Kids

MR. C and Ron Rice

Miles Killebrew

Teryl Austin

Bob Quinn with Thomas D

Devonta Freeman

MSW at Field Level

A'Shawn Blocks a pass

Nick Bellore

Kelly, Martha and the Twins

Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tahir Whitehead, Ameer Abdullah, Steve Longa, Jeremiah Ledbetter
Akeem Spence, A'Shawn Robinson and Cornelius Washington take a knee

#takeaknee

Jeff Locke

Martha, Coach Caldwell, Darius Slay and Matthew Stafford

George Johnson

Glover QUin with a pick 6

Golden comes up just short

Big Play Slay with two picks